14 janvier 2019

A German silver-gilt covered beaker, Hans Paulus Hauer, Nuremburg, circa 1670

Lot 8. A German silver-gilt covered beaker, Hans Paulus Hauer, Nuremburg, circa 1670; 17.1cm., 6 3/4 in. high; 301.7gr., 9oz. 14dwt. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017. body and cover chased with foliage, on three ball feet. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017

18 novembre 2017

Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish, Kangxi mark and period, circa 1670

Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish, Kangxi mark and period, circa 1670. 13 ¼ inches, 33.7 cm diameter. © Marchant Chinese porcelain famille verte saucer dish with gently flared rim, painted in the centre with the bearded equestrian warrior Zhang Fei of dark complexion holding a spear while riding a black enamelled horse beside his bannerman, surrounded by four other equestrian warriors including the confronting Zhang He with a standing general behind rockwork and the General Wei Yan in an encampment... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

A German parcel-gilt silver covered beaker, Hans Paulus Hauer, Nuremburg, circa 1670

Lot 8. A German parcel-gilt silver covered beaker, Hans Paulus Hauer, Nuremburg, circa 1670; 17.1cm., 6 3/4 in.high; 301.7gr., 9oz. 14dwt. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. body and cover chased with foliage, on three ball feet. Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 04 May 2017, 10:30 AM
02 mars 2017

Wartski at TEFAF Maastrich 2017

Pomander, possibly German, circa 1690. Antique silver © Wartski Two early pomanders, probably Dutch, circa 1530 and 1670. Silver. Height 7.3 cm (larger example including loop). Height 4.5 cm © Wartski The larger pomander is engraved with attributes of the goddess Venus including amorini, forget me nots and roses. These alternate between three panels engraved with gods: Mars with his helmet, shield and lance; his mother Juno with her attendant peacock; and Venus with a radiant heart in one hand and her own son Cupid in the other.... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3589. A large underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $10,000 – $15,000. Price Realized $62,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The dish is decorated on the interior with a scene from the Romance of the Western Chamber, depicting Yingying’s servant Hongniang kneeling before Yingying’s mother and an attendant in a curtained pavilion. An inscription referring to the scene appears on the wall behind the mother. The dish is supported on an unglazed... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

An underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated basin, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3580. An underglaze-blue and copper-red-decorated basin, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Price Realized $62,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The basin is decorated in the interior with a praying mantis on a large rock beneath a prunus tree with a butterfly fluttering above. The cavetto is decorated with peony and chrysanthemum sprays beneath a band of flowering prunus branches on the everted rim. The basin is supported on an plain unglazed channeled foot. 14 ¼ in.... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2017

A large doucai dish, Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3591. A large doucai dish, Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $18,000 – $25,000. Price Realized $131,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The large dish, with wide, flat, everted rim, is decorated with a scene of King Ding Xing on horseback approaching a Buddhist monk and a Daoist priest on the left, and accompanied by ladies on horseback and attendants. The channeled foot encloses a double circle on the base. 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2017

A small blue and white baluster vase, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3572. A small blue and white baluster vase, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $15,000 – $18,000. Price Realized $21,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The small high-shouldered vase, with slender neck and flaring mouth, is decorated with a scene from The Water Margin, depicting Huyan Zhuo and Wu Song combating each other with a sword and a whip. Each figure is accompanied by an identifying inscription, all between decorative bands and small flowers on the neck. The base bears an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A blue and white ‘Washing the elephant’ vase, early Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3569. A blue and white ‘Washing the elephant’ vase, early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price Realized $137,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The pear-shaped vase is decorated with a finely drawn scene of an elephant being washed by four Chinese grooms, one of whom is standing on top of the elephant with a large brush, as two dignitaries and a monk in a patchwork robe look on. 10 in. (25.2 cm.) high Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

A large blue and white dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670

Lot 3573. A large blue and white dish, Early Kangxi period, circa 1670. Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Price Realized $11,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The large dish, with narrow everted rim, is decorated in the center with a scene of a warrior standing beneath a willow tree and addressing an approaching figure on horseback with groom, with three fruiting sprays on the rim. The exterior with three similar sprays and a fourth on the base.  14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) diam.   Provenance:... [Lire la suite]